Review: The Vanishing Bride
Title: The Vanishing Bride
Series: Bronte Sisters Mystery #1
Author: Bella Ellis
Release Date: September 10th, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
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Synopsis from Goodreads: Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson's daughters--the Brontë sisters--learn of the crime. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are horrified and intrigued by the mysterious disappearance. These three creative, energetic, and resourceful women quickly realize that they have all the skills required to make for excellent "lady detectors." Not yet published novelists, they have well-honed imaginations and are expert readers. And, as Charlotte remarks, "detecting is reading between the lines--it's seeing what is not there." As they investigate, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are confronted with a society that believes a woman's place is in the home, not scouring the countryside looking for clues. But nothing will stop the sisters from discovering what happened to the vanished bride, even as they find their own lives are in great peril...
My Review: If you are a fan of the Bronte sisters then this is a must read! Ellis does a fabulous job of blending references to their lives and works into her story and it was a treat to read this book. I love historical mysteries as a general rule and this was right up my alley. It was a really fun read, lighthearted and fast paced. I felt that the mystery was well done and the writing on point. Overall, I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next book in the series!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*